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American kids are all right; Donovan, Wolff tally to beat Mexico 2-0.

Wolff nets rebound for golden goal, allowing shorthanded Chicago to shock Galaxy 2-1.

Josh Wolff's four-goal night leads Chicago over Dallas 5-1.

Wolff's tally in 22nd minute gives Fire a 1-0 victory over the Sockers in a spirited battle of Chicago.

U.S. soccer FORWARD
Josh Wolff
Height: 5-8 (1.73 m).
Weight: 160 (72 kg).
Born: February 15, 1977 in Stone Mountain, GA.
Hometown: Stone Mountain, GA.
College: University of South Carolina.
Club: Chicago Fire (MLS).


               U.S. National Team Statistics 2001

Opponent       Date   Score  GP  GS   MIN   G   A  Pts  Y   R

Colombia       Feb 3   0-1    1   0    28   0   0   0   0   0
Mexico        Feb 28   2-0    1   0    76   1   1   3   1   0 CONCACAF Qualifying
Brazil         Mar 3   1-2    1   1    90   0   0   0   0   0
Honduras      Mar 28   2-1    1   1    66   0   0   0   0   0 CONCACAF Qualifying
Costa Rica    Apr 25   1-0    1   1    80   1   0   2   0   0 CONCACAF Qualifying

Total                         5   3   340   2   1   5   1   0

National Team
Year Record GP G A Pts
1999 0-0-1 1/0 0 0 0
2000 1-1-1 3/2 1 0 2
2001 3-2-0 5/3 2 1 5
Total 4-3-2 9/5 3 1 7
Olympics
Year W-L-T GP/GS G A Pts
2000 1-2-3 6/6 2 2 6
2001 1-1-0 2/0 1 1 3
Total 2-3-3 8/6 3 3 9
Professional
Year Club GP/GS G A Pts
1998 Chicago Fire (MLS) 14/4 8 3 19
1999 Chicago Fire (MLS) 28/17 10 2 22
2000 Chicago Fire (MLS) 25/20 7 5 19
Total (MLS) 67/41 25 10 60
MLS Champion - 1998
College
Year Team GP G A Pts
1995 Univ. of South Carolina 8 6 1 13
1996 Univ. of South Carolina 19 5 5 15
1997 Univ. of South Carolina 16 10 2 22
Total 43 21 8 50

U.S. National Team: A talented forward who has exceptional goal-scoring instincts ... Recipient of the first-ever Chevrolet Male Youth Athlete of the Year in 1998 ... Suffered an injury at the end of the 1999 MLS season that kept him off the Under-23 team for several months ... Under-23: One of America's brightest young stars, he was the recipient of the first-ever 1998 Cheverlot/U.S. Soccer Youth Athlete of the Year award ... 1998: Scored the team's only goal in a 1-1 tie with Canada in his U-23 debut in his return to the city where he played collegiate soccer ... Earned his first two U-23 caps ... Under-20: Participated in the 1997 World Youth Championship with the U.S. Under-20 team, helping the team to an impressive third place finish in the 16-team international tournament in Italy ... Scored 2 goals and 5 assists in six games in the tournament, where he led the U.S. in assists and points (9) ... A member of the U.S. Under-20 squad that advanced to the second round of the 1997 World Youth Championship in Malaysia ... With the U-20s, he has 21 career international caps and five goals ... Made his U.S. debut with the Under-18 National Team in 1995 ... First Appearance: Oct. 25, 2000, vs. Mexico ... First Goal: Sep. 8, 1999, vs. Jamaica.

Professional: 2000: Has netted five goals along with two assists in 17 games for the Chicago Fire through July 15, 2000 ... Two of his goals and one assist were game-winners 1999: Became a second-half hero in and fan favorite in Chicago for his late-game heroics for the double champion ... Appeared in 28 consecutive games for Chicago in 1999 before tearing the ACL in his left knee in September 1999, keeping off the field until March 2000 ... Still led the club with 10 goals ... 1998: Among the A-League's leading scorers this year while playing with the U.S. Pro-40 Select team, where he scored 12 goals and 25 points in 18 games ... Tallied 8 goals and 3 assists for the Fire in '98, winning the 1998 MLS Cup and the 1998 U.S. Open Cup as a rookie ... Drew a foul that set up Lubos Kubik's goal in the U.S. Open Cup campaign ... Scored the first hat trick in U.S. Pro-40 Select history on July 11 vs. the Jacksonville Cyclones ... Made 14 MLS appearances in his first season with the Fire, appearing in 12 straight at the end of the season ... Helped the Fire on their way to winning the rare "double" in his and the club's inaugural season, as they took the league championship (MLS Cup 98) and the open national championship (1998 U.S. Open Cup) ... Registered eight goals and three assists for 19 points in the regular season ... Tallied a goal every 81 minutes, the best in MLS ... Named MLS Player of the Week for his four goals and one assist in three consecutive games ... Allocated to the Chicago Fire as a Project-40 player in 1998, he has since "graduated" from the P-40 program.

College: In his three-year collegiate career at the University of South Carolina, he scored 21 goals and added eight assists for 50 points in 43 games ... Led the Gamecocks to two straight NCAA Tournament appearances ... Had six game- winning goals in his career ... Named third team All-South and first team Academic All-American after his junior season ... Scored 10 goals and added two assists for 22 points in his junior season ... Had five goals and five assist in his sophomore season, playing in all 19 matches ... Named third team All-South and first team Academic All-American after his junior season ... Missed half of his freshman season with a broken collarbone, but still tallied six goals and an assist for 13 points in just eight matches ... Was named to Soccer America's All-Freshman team... High School: Captained Parkview High School to the state title his sophomore and junior seasons ... Earned team MVP honors in his final three years ... Also earned all-county and all-state honors in his final three years, taking Player of the Year honors as a junior and senior ... Named the Georgia State Player of the Year as a senior.

Personal: Is engaged and set to be married on November 11, 2000 ... Favorite team is Manchester United ... Favorite non-soccer athlete is golfer Fred Couples ... Favorite soccer stadium is Soldier Field ... Majored in Business Administration at USC.

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